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Keep up to date with the latest parenting news, studies and information from the Daily Post. Our daily blogs cover topics from preschool, to pregnancy to teen pretenses.

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Home With Kids

Make your home beautiful and functional for the family with tips from blogger and design diva Barbara Green.

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Daddy Derek Blog - Derek James

Daddy Derek

WCCB News Rising Host Derek James balances a full-time job in the glamorous world of television news along with managing chaos every afternoon for 5-year-old Tyler and almost 3-year-old Chase. Get inspiring, funny and interesting advice from Daddy Derek's perspective.

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Manners Please

Etiquette expert Aimee Symington shares tips and know-how to teach children to mind their manners at home, school and throughout their lives.

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Moms Managing Media

Charlotte mom Melanie Hempe is passionate about helping families balance technology with childhood. She offers busy parents easy-to-follow scientific information and practical solutions for real homes with children of all ages, and is one of the founders of Moms Managing Media.

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Stay-at-Home Dudes

Richard Jones and Barry Robert Ozer, authors of "A Dude's Guide to Babies: The New Dad's Playbook" deliver fast and funny insights on being stay-at-home dads to help new dads cope with being responsible for a smelly and very messy life  ... and their baby.

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Solitary Momagement

Charlotte local Jen Byrum shares her hilarious, trying and heartfelt parenting moments as a single mom of two.

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Books for Kids

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library book specialists share their selections for best books for kids at different ages and stages to grow a love of reading in children.

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A Crafty Mess

Not all crafts with kids are Pinterest perfect. Melanie Baron shares some of her and her 6-year-old daughter's crafting journeys, as well as the detours along the way.

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Guest Bloggers

See what parent bloggers near and afar are talking about.

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MOMSENSE

Get tips and updates on deals around town and ways to save a buck for the family from our MOM$ENSE blogger Stephanie Hoffman.

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Mother of Style

Mother of Style

Feel good and turn heads for your fashion sense with mom-style and beauty tips from Charlotte mom and stylist Whitley Adkins Hamlin.

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Playtime

Get the scoop on playgrounds and other fun play activities from local moms and dads.

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Fit Family Challenge

Each year during our Fit Family Challenge, two local families blog about their journey towards a healthier lifestyle. This year, the Cram family of Matthews and the Zappley family of Charlotte blogged about their challenges, triumphs, and the advice they got from a panel of experts as they created a healthier lifestyle for themselves.

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Read Across America

March 3, 2015 11:26 am
Written by: Amrita S. Patel

Monday March 2nd was Read Across America Day! The National Education Association (NEA) promotes Read Across America Day, an annual reading motivation and awareness program ...Read More
Monday March 2nd was Read Across America Day! The National Education Association (NEA) promotes Read Across America Day, an annual reading motivation and awareness program ...Read More
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Charlotte Parent Brings Home Gold Awards

March 3, 2015 8:51 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

It feels good to win, especially when it's the result of a great team working together to create the best tools for Charlotte parents. That's ...Read More
It feels good to win, especially when it's the result of a great team working together to create the best tools for Charlotte parents. That's ...Read More
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My (Not-So) Failure to Launch

March 2, 2015 9:54 am
Written by: Sarah Clifford

I didn't expect to end up at community college.When I was a little girl I remember driving past Central Piedmont Community College - Central campus, ...Read More
I didn't expect to end up at community college.When I was a little girl I remember driving past Central Piedmont Community College - Central campus, ...Read More
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Read Across America Day Activities

March 2, 2015 8:10 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

If you see some people wearing big, tall red-and-white-stripe hats this week, they are likely celebrating Read Across America Week, and the beloved author Dr. ...Read More
If you see some people wearing big, tall red-and-white-stripe hats this week, they are likely celebrating Read Across America Week, and the beloved author Dr. ...Read More
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A Bad Snow Day Still Is A Snow Day

February 27, 2015 8:14 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

It wasn't the greatest of snow days to be sure.Wednesday night, all the local Charlotte media were in high panic mode. Five to eight inches! ...Read More
It wasn't the greatest of snow days to be sure.Wednesday night, all the local Charlotte media were in high panic mode. Five to eight inches! ...Read More
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Your child's room - Clean or Cruddy?

February 26, 2015 7:32 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Parents have such good intentions when decorating their child's room. They find the perfect paint color, the best bedding, and all the special finishing touches. ...Read More
Parents have such good intentions when decorating their child's room. They find the perfect paint color, the best bedding, and all the special finishing touches. ...Read More
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Daddy Needs a Nap

February 26, 2015 4:37 pm
Written by: Derek James

My job as an early morning TV host on WCCB means I work something close to third-shift or graveyard-shift hours. I have two alarms that ...Read More
My job as an early morning TV host on WCCB means I work something close to third-shift or graveyard-shift hours. I have two alarms that ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: Feb. 27-March 1

February 26, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayCCP Children's Consignment SaleLooking for spring/summer clothes for the kids AND a great deal? Find gently used items for the family including maternity wear, kids' ...Read More
FridayCCP Children's Consignment SaleLooking for spring/summer clothes for the kids AND a great deal? Find gently used items for the family including maternity wear, kids' ...Read More
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Can Your Child Play Without a Screen?

February 26, 2015 11:44 am
Written by: Melanie Hempe

In spite of all the benefits of technology in our modern age, our kids may be missing out on the important and crucial brain development ...Read More
In spite of all the benefits of technology in our modern age, our kids may be missing out on the important and crucial brain development ...Read More
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Feeding Babies Peanut Butter May Prevent Future Allergy

February 25, 2015 11:59 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that embracing eating peanut butter and products with peanuts may cut the chances ...Read More
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that embracing eating peanut butter and products with peanuts may cut the chances ...Read More
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Keep Your Children Safe on Social Media - WATCH This Video!

February 24, 2015 4:22 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington

Are your children using social media? Do you know what apps they use? What pictures they post? Who's following them? Children want so much to ...Read More
Are your children using social media? Do you know what apps they use? What pictures they post? Who's following them? Children want so much to ...Read More
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Spy Games: Points to Ponder Before Monitoring Your Child's Activities

February 23, 2015 4:06 pm
Written by: Vanessa Infanzon

Not unusually, our Sunday School class got off the regularly scheduled topic and meandered through a lively discussion about spying on our own children. Not ...Read More
Not unusually, our Sunday School class got off the regularly scheduled topic and meandered through a lively discussion about spying on our own children. Not ...Read More
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CIAA Education Day

February 23, 2015 9:46 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

The annual CIAA Basketball tournament is in town this week. In addition to the action surrounding the games, the CIAA hosts its annual CIAA Education ...Read More
The annual CIAA Basketball tournament is in town this week. In addition to the action surrounding the games, the CIAA hosts its annual CIAA Education ...Read More
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Outdoor Inspiration for Kids

February 20, 2015 7:34 am
Written by: Barbara Green

One would have to have been living under a rock to not hear the lamenting from parents with kids home all week due to ice ...Read More
One would have to have been living under a rock to not hear the lamenting from parents with kids home all week due to ice ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: Feb. 20-22

February 19, 2015 3:30 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayCloud 9 ConsignGear up for spring today and tomorrow by shopping for gently-used children and teen clothing, maternity wear, car seat equipment and other useful ...Read More
FridayCloud 9 ConsignGear up for spring today and tomorrow by shopping for gently-used children and teen clothing, maternity wear, car seat equipment and other useful ...Read More
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Letting Kids Go Solo

February 19, 2015 9:25 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

There's a debate out there about whether it's OK to let kids go "free range," roaming the neighborhood, walking to school solo or with a ...Read More
There's a debate out there about whether it's OK to let kids go "free range," roaming the neighborhood, walking to school solo or with a ...Read More
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Dude Review: HighView Taking The High Road

February 19, 2015 8:41 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Sofia Rodriguez was traveling on an airplane and barely made it through an appalling First-World Problem.But that's not why I'm talking about her here. And ...Read More
Sofia Rodriguez was traveling on an airplane and barely made it through an appalling First-World Problem.But that's not why I'm talking about her here. And ...Read More
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Personal Space Etiquette - Adults Can Learn From Joe Biden

February 18, 2015 10:39 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Instructor and Creator of Game on Manners

What is "Personal Space Etiquette" you ask? Well, the short answer is you know it when you see someone mess up!According to Geoff Herbert at ...Read More
What is "Personal Space Etiquette" you ask? Well, the short answer is you know it when you see someone mess up!According to Geoff Herbert at ...Read More
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Things to do on Ice Day 2015 Part II

February 18, 2015 9:14 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

It's the second day school is out throughout the Charlotte area due to the wintry conditions. I am impressed with the numerous Facebook pics and ...Read More
It's the second day school is out throughout the Charlotte area due to the wintry conditions. I am impressed with the numerous Facebook pics and ...Read More
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Snow Day or Screen Day?

February 17, 2015 2:41 pm
Written by: Melanie Hempe

The alarm goes off and your children, who generally can't get out of bed at 7 a.m., come running in your room to announce, with ...Read More
The alarm goes off and your children, who generally can't get out of bed at 7 a.m., come running in your room to announce, with ...Read More
Listed in: Moms Managing Media
 

Young Musicians Can Win Big in WDAV Competition

February 16, 2015 9:22 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Talented young musician listen up! Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV, with support of OrthoCarolina, is hosting its second annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition. Aspiring young ...Read More
Talented young musician listen up! Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV, with support of OrthoCarolina, is hosting its second annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition. Aspiring young ...Read More
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Building Vocabulary: Get Ready With Words

February 16, 2015 8:45 am
Written by: Barbara Cantisano, Early Literacy Coordinator, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Have you ever wondered about books and activities that may help increase your child's vocabulary? "Get Ready With Words" might help you do just that! ...Read More
Have you ever wondered about books and activities that may help increase your child's vocabulary? "Get Ready With Words" might help you do just that! ...Read More
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Gender Neutral Decorating

February 12, 2015 9:25 pm
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There was a time when boys and girls were placed in very constricting roles. Blue was for boys, pink was for girls, trucks were for ...Read More
There was a time when boys and girls were placed in very constricting roles. Blue was for boys, pink was for girls, trucks were for ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: Feb. 13-15

February 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayCruisin' the Fossil FreewayLet your little paleontologist discover whimsical illustrations that feature real fossils, sabertoothed cats and dinosaurs. The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., ...Read More
FridayCruisin' the Fossil FreewayLet your little paleontologist discover whimsical illustrations that feature real fossils, sabertoothed cats and dinosaurs. The Schiele Museum, 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., ...Read More
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What St. Valentine Really Had in Mind

February 12, 2015 9:56 am
Written by: Vanessa Infanzon

In just a few days, all kinds of couples — newly and long-time married, engaged, about to become engaged, newly dating to, God forbid, first ...Read More
In just a few days, all kinds of couples — newly and long-time married, engaged, about to become engaged, newly dating to, God forbid, first ...Read More
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